So, while blogging on anti-aging mudra I realised that since the kapha personality is very strong, it has no anti-aging mudra as such simply because the other two elements -- air and fire -- are often the causes of diseases. So, in that case how come the kapha person can be beset with equally debilitating diseases? It is because this element is so strong, it can be stubborn about healing, if it chooses to suffer. This often also happens because the kapha person, while slow to anger, often when deeply hurt can hold on to hurts for far longer than the other two doshas. So, a kapha arthritis would be were the joints have collapsed to the point of having effusions in them. Often arthritis in a kapha person also happens due to obesity where the weight of the body, begins to overload the joints,
So, in that case, if properly diagnosed as joint pain from excessive fluid in the joint, the jal shaamak mudra (Destroying water element in body mudra ) may be practiced. This is another reason to understand why mudras cannot be casually prescribed. Because if the joint pain is from inflammatory condition and dryness, you practice the opposite type of mudra called jal mudra (water element hand gesture) where the tip of the little finger just touches the tip of the thumb. In this mudra, the water element increases. In the Destroying the water element mudra (jal shaamak) the little finger is pressed down.
The pressure and holding of the mudra, despite using the same fingers, is different in either of the above mentioned mudra.